qt3.14 collection o' backup scripts for QEMU/KVM-based VMs, MySQL/MariaDB databases and l0cal filesystems

Wazakindjes 1ef41774d0 readmuh: lil c0rrecti0ne =]]] 6 days ago
components ffd1b4afe9 Various component scripts: removed redundant argument checks (like -z $1 || -z $3) xdxd 6 days ago
conf c958361949 Updated restic cache path in global restic.sh.example to better reflect the current state (it's no longer VM shit only ;];];]) 2 weeks ago
skrip 0d6b8d8dd8 New 'global' skrip wrapper_run_backup.sh so we can make sure only 1 backup runs at a time [[=[=[=[==[= 6 days ago
.gitignore dc04dc2321 Let's also gitignore *.log lm0a 2 weeks ago
LICENSE ad13eccf0c Ayy lmao first versi0ne [[==[==[=[[=[==[[==[ 9 months ago
README.md 1ef41774d0 readmuh: lil c0rrecti0ne =]]] 6 days ago


The fuck is this

This originally started as just a qt lil collection of scripts I made to back up mein QEMU/KVM-based VMs to Backblaze B2, encrypted and all. Then I decided to add more shit so I can have 1 server handling all muh /b/lackups. :DDDDDDDDDDD

Requirements for ALL /b/lackup components

I won't be mentioning these anywhere else:

  • Obviously, a Backblaze B2 account and a bucket to store your shit in (make sure to set the lifecycle to Keep only the last version of the file, as we'll handle retention ourselves)
  • The restic utility for actually backing shit up (does deduplication and encryption etc =]]])

List of components

Shit should b p self-explanatory:

  • filesystem_local
  • kvm
  • mysql


There's one global config for storing your Backblaze information, cuz no matter what component you use it's always the same. ;];] Copy conf/restic.sh.example to conf/restic.sh and edit em, ez.

Every component has its own README so everything specific to that shit will be explained over there. In all cases there will be a conf dir per component, which contains another restic.sh. As you can guess, we'll first source the global restic.sh followed by the component-specific one. [[==[[= You'll find things like retention and post-actions in the component config.

I have a couple of "global" utility/helper scripts, found in the skrip dir:

  • find_restic_file.sh: given a path specification, list the paths of all backed up files under it (e.g ./find_restic_file.sh /backup/mysql)
  • list_restic_snapsh0ts.sh: every backup target is called a snapsh0t in restic, this will simply list all of them
  • list_restic_usage.sh: lists the raw size of the backup repository, i.e. this is (close to) what Backblaze will charge you for ;]
  • wrapper_run_backup.sh: a generic wrapper for running a component's run_backup_all.sh skrip, so we can make sure only 1 backup runs at a time [[=[=[=[==[=

For all of the *restic*.sh scripts any arguments are simply passed along to restic ($@ in Bash), so you can also filter by component tag: ./list_restic_snapsh0ts.sh --tag muhbackup_mysql

Muy importante: this shit doesn't check if you're running it as root nor does it elevate to it, it simply runs under the current user. Some people may have set up a separate management user that has permissions on everything they want/need backed up, so checking for rewt is pretty pointless imo tbh famalmalmala. ;] The same is true for scripts specific to a component, so I won't be mentioning it in their READMEs y0.

Although restic does incremental backups, it's still possible to delete e.g. the 5th backup out of 10. It will simply remove everything that was present in the 5th backup but not the previous or following ones. So if before the 5th backup you add a file, keep it until the 10th and delete the 5th, restic will repack the st0red bl0bs so only the changes between 4 and 5 will be wiped. When you'd restore e.g. the 9th backup, the file will still be there. [[[==[[=[==[=[[=[=

Some n0tes

  • If you want to delete any backup at any time from restic, simply do restic forget <snapsh0t ID> -- keep in mind the data is only actually removed once you run restic prune ;]
  • To view the full contents of a backup: restic ls <snapsh0t ID>
  • It's pr0lly best if you first manually run the backup 2 times (initial full and an incremental), this way you can see how long it would take and determine proper backup time frames ;];];];];];]


Since this is likely to differ between components everything has its own Retention section. Whatever happens though, we will always keep at least 1 backup (restic forget --keep-last 1). ;]

References y0:

For VM backups:

Some future references y0: